Our Centre provides shelter, feeding, care and adoption services for stray and homeless pets. By making a financial donation, you will be helping to support many of our programs including: Trap, Neuter & Return Program, Enrichment Program and Responsible Pet Ownership Initiatives.

How to donate

Donate by phone. Call the Animal Services Centre at 684-2156.

Donate by mail. Send in your donation to:

The Animal Services Centre, 882 Alloy Place, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6E6 

What to donate

For monetary donations, we accept cheques, debit, cash, VISA™ and MasterCard™. Tax receipts are issued for all donations. Cheques should be made out to Thunder Bay Animal Services Centre.

Donations can consist of dog and cat treats, food, toys and blankets. Dog houses for outdoor runs are also greatly appreciated.

 Ideas for donations

Donate items to help make our shelter animal's time with us more fun. Consider donating some of these items:

  • CD players (looking for three for use in various animal rooms)
  • Soothing CDs such as classical music, bird songs, nature or natural sounds (no thunder or storm sounds please)
  • Chew toys
  • Kibble-dispensing devices
  • Rope toys
  • Kongs of all sizes
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Cat nip
  • Rawhide
  • Paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • Inexpensive toys (think Dollar Store!)
  • Peanut butter, squeeze cheese (for Kong toys)
  • Egg cartons, plastic water bottles, paper bags, pipe cleaners, feathers (for making toys)

Benefits of donating

By donating items that allow us to create an interesting, complex, challenging, stimulating, and variable environment, you give our animals positive experiences and the stimulation they need to be happy and more adoptable. Without stimulation and support, animals feel bored or anxious. This can lead to the development of behaviour and health problems.

Thank you

Thank you for your donation. Your generosity will enhance the lives of animals in our care.

No matter how good a shelter is, it's not a home. Creating an enriching environment with activities and programming encourages shelter animals to explore, think, learn, engage, and be mentally and physically well.

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